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Monthly Climate Summary - May 2014

National Weather Service, Springfield, MO

Monthly Climate Overview

May 2014 was generally below normal for precipitation and slightly above normal on temperatures across the Missouri Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

A couple of tornado's affect the area on May 8th

Springfield
Joplin
West Plains
Vichy
Highest Temperature of the Month
91
94
90
91
Average High Temperature
77.4
78.7
76.8
76.0
Lowest Temperature of the Month
35
34
35
34
Average Low Temperature
56.2
56.5
55.0
54.1
Average Mean Temperature
66.8
67.6
65.9
65.0
Depart from Normal
+ 2.0
+ 0.6
+ 0.5
+ 1.2
Rank
27th warmest / 127
33rd warmest / 87
24th warmest / 66
31st warmest / 68
Days with highs of 90 degrees or warmer
2
2
1
2
Days with highs of 32 degrees or lower
0
0
0
0
Days with lows of 32 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
Days with lows of 0 deg F or lower
0
0
0
0
 
Precipitation (Inches)
5.28
4.77
2.81
3.80
Depart from Normal
+ 0.18
- 0.94
- 2.13
- 1.24
Rank
47th wettest / 127
49th driest / 102
12th driest / 66
27th driest / 70
days of 0.01 or greater
13
9
9
11
days of 0.10 or greater
8
5
6
7
days of 0.50 or greater
5
4
2
2
days of 1.00 or greater
2
2
1
2
Monthly Snowfall
0.0

Monthly Climate Maps


May 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal

May 2014 Precipitation Departure from Normal


May 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

May 2014 Average Temperature Departure from Normal

Monthly Climate Records

 

List of May 2014 Records
Date
Station
Record
May 5th
Springfield
Record high of 91 breaks the old record of 89 set in 1952.
Joplin
Record high of 91 breaks the old record of 89 set in 1962.
May 7th
Springfield
Warmest low temperature of 67 degrees tied the record set in 1993.
May 14th
Springfield
Coldest high temperature of 52 breaks the old record of 53 set in 2011.
Joplin
Coldest high temperature of 55 degrees breaks the old record of 56 set in 2011.
Vichy-Rolla
Coldest high temperature of 50 degrees breaks the old record of 52 set in 2011.
West Plains
Coldest high temperature of 53 degrees tied the old record set in 2011.
May 15th
Vichy-Rolla
Record low of 37 degrees ties the old record set in 1904.
May 16th
Joplin
Record low of 35 degrees breaks the old record of 42 set in 2011.
May 17th
Vichy-Rolla
Record low of 34 degrees breaks the old record of 39 set in 2011.

Monthly Climate Normals

 

Normal Conditions for the Upcoming 3 Months
 Springfield
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
83.8
63.1
4.85
0.0
July
88.8
67.6
3.68
0.0
August
89.0
66.6
3.55
0.0
Joplin 
 
High
Low
Precip.
Snowfall
June
85.8
65.1
5.86
0.0
July
90.6
69.9
3.81
0.0
August
91.0
68.4
3.35
0.0
West Plains
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
84.2
63.2
4.02
July
89.5
66.6
3.55
August
89.4
65.0
3.23
Vichy
 
High
Low
Precip.
June
82.6
62.1
4.63
July
88.1
66.5
4.44
August
87.6
65.0
3.67

Precipitation Report

Monthly Data for May 2014 for Springfield, MO NWS CWA
State
Name
Total Precipitation
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 14.0 S 7.36
MO SPRINGFIELD WFO 7.31
MO DORA 1N 7.09
MO BRANSON AP 5.91
MO MORRISVILLE 2SW 5.81
MO AVA 12 SW 5.80
MO BRANSON 3.8 E 5.45
MO VIENNA 4.3 NNW 5.44
MO BOLIVAR 2.7 E 5.42
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.9 SE 5.35
MO WEST PLAINS 10.6 S 5.30
MO SPRINGFIELD RGNL AP 5.28
MO ROLLA 8.2 SSE 5.19
MO WALNUT GROVE 5.2 SE 5.19
MO SENECA 5.8 SSE 5.17
MO VERONA 4.0 WNW 5.17
MO DORA 2.6 NNW 5.16
MO CARL JUNCTION 1.6 SE 5.15
MO WILLARD 2.6 W 5.14
MO ROLLA 8.1 S 5.11
MO EDGAR SPRINGS 2.2 SSW 5.09
MO BROOKLINE 2.3 NNW 5.05
MO JOPLIN 2.8 SSW 5.04
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.0 SW 4.97
MO ALTON 7.2 E 4.97
MO SHELL KNOB 5.6 ESE 4.95
MO NEOSHO 3.2 SSW 4.94
MO MOUNT VERNON 0.2 E 4.93
MO WEST PLAINS 2.2 NNW 4.83
MO BIRCH TREE 10.1 SSW 4.82
MO WINONA FOREST RS 4.80
MO JOPLIN REGIONAL AIRPORT 4.77
MO STRAFFORD 2.4 SSW 4.75
MO WEST PLAINS 1.3 SE 4.73
MO LICKING 4N 4.71
MO JOPLIN 4.2 SW 4.69
MO SHOAL CREEK ESTATES 0.2 SE 4.64
MO SEYMOUR 0.9 SSW 4.64
MO ROLLA 0.9 SE 4.63
MO PURDY 4.8 SSW 4.63
MO IRON GATES 0.9 S 4.56
MO PROTEM 4 NE 4.56
MO SALEM 10 W 4.55
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 9.3 S 4.54
MO ALDRICH 5.0 ESE 4.52
MO POTTERSVILLE 0.7 NNW 4.50
MO NORWOOD 0.2 ENE 4.50
MO DIAMOND 2 W 4.49
MO MOUNT VERNON 1.3 NNW 4.48
MO HOLLISTER 3.5 SW 4.46
MO EMERALD BEACH 5.5 E 4.42
MO BRUMLEY 5.6 SW 4.39
MO KIMBERLING CITY 1.5 WNW 4.38
MO ALTON 1.7 NNW 4.38
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.9 W 4.37
MO MANSFIELD 4.37
MO ROLLA 1.3 S 4.36
MO EMERALD BEACH 3.0 S 4.35
MO SPRINGFIELD 0.7 ENE 4.33
MO HOLLISTER 3.8 SW 4.28
MO MANSFIELD 3.7 SSE 4.27
MO AVA 6.0 NW 4.24
MO GAINESVILLE 6.2 ENE 4.24
MO BATTLEFIELD 3.3 E 4.20
MO NEOSHO 3.9 WNW 4.19
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 7.0 NE 4.18
MO SPRINGFIELD 9.5 NNW 4.17
KS UNIONTOWN 4.11
MO AVA 13.6 SSE 4.11
MO IBERIA 5.6 NE 4.10
MO MOUNTAIN VIEW 2.7 SSW 4.10
MO EMINENCE 0.1 SSE 4.10
MO SPRINGFIELD 5.5 SSW 4.03
MO AVA 10.5 SSW 4.03
MO NIXA 2.7 SSW 4.01
MO LAKESIDE 3.95
MO SELIGMAN 3.0 N 3.95
MO FAIR GROVE 4.7 SSW 3.91
MO HOUSTON 4.5 WSW 3.83
MO MYRTLE 0.3 E 3.83
MO SALEM 3.81
MO WEST PLAINS 1.0 W 3.80
MO VICHY ROLLA NATIONAL AP 3.80
MO RICHLAND 3.6 NNE 3.80
MO GOLDEN 1.7 NE 3.73
MO MTN GROVE 2 N 3.72
MO GOODSON 0.5 NNW 3.71
MO ROLLA 0.7 NNE 3.67
MO ROLLA 1.3 NE 3.67
MO TECUMSEH 3.66
MO BOLIVAR 9.0 N 3.65
MO HARTVILLE 0.8 WSW 3.64
MO AURORA 2.7 S 3.63
MO AVA 0.8 NNW 3.63
MO BOLIVAR 1 NE 3.60
MO FORT LEONARD WOOD 5.4 SE 3.56
MO BUFFALO 1.0 SW 3.54
MO WAYNESVILLE 2 W 3.53
MO ISABELLA 3.52
MO TABLE ROCK DAM 3.51
MO BOLIVAR 1.0 ENE 3.49
MO HOUSTON 4.5 ESE 3.49
MO HURLEY 3.5 NNE 3.47
MO ROLLA UNI OF MISSOURI 3.42
KS DEVON 0.1 SE 3.41
MO CONWAY 9.0 E 3.35
MO MARSHFIELD 3.6 S 3.35
MO NOEL 3.8 NNE 3.33
MO MARSHFIELD 0.9 SE 3.33
MO CLEVER 4.0 ENE 3.31
MO BUFFALO 3.29
MO MOUNTAIN GROVE 13.0 NNW 3.28
MO LINN CREEK 9.4 SE 3.28
MO MARSHFIELD 2E 3.24
MO ROLLA 6.4 NNW 3.24
MO STOCKTON DAM 3.24
MO IBERIA 3.22
MO ROUND SPRING 3.22
MO EMINENCE 1 N 3.21
MO HOUSTON 0.3 SE 3.18
MO CONWAY 8.9 SW 3.17
KS UNIONTOWN 4.7 WSW 3.15
MO ELDON 3.8 NW 3.15
MO LEBANON 7.5 WNW 3.14
MO LAMAR 0.3 ESE 3.12
MO SPARTA 6.3 E 3.12
MO HOUSTON 6.3 ESE 3.11
MO FAIR PLAY 1.3 E 3.11
MO ANDERSON 3W 3.10
MO NOEL 3.7 NNW 3.10
MO SALEM 1.8 NW 3.10
MO CASSVILLE 0.5 SW 3.09
MO GALENA 3.05
MO MARSHFIELD 1.4 W 3.04
MO STOCKTON 2.5 NNE 3.04
MO SARCOXIE 1.0 W 3.02
MO EDWARDS 7.1 NW 3.02
MO LINCOLN 0.4 NNE 2.97
MO VERSAILLES 2.96
MO CARL JUNCTION 3.4 WSW 2.94
MO AVA 6W 2.92
MO DUNNEGAN 2.4 NNW 2.91
MO POMME DE TERRE DAM 2.90
MO HOUSTON 2.0 S 2.90
MO CARTHAGE 1.5 S 2.89
MO COLE CAMP 3NW 2.88
MO ASH GROVE 4S 2.85
MO VERSAILLES 0.2 SE 2.85
MO JOPLIN 5.2 SSW 2.82
MO PROTEM 2.82
MO WEST PLAINS 2.81
MO WEST PLAINS MUNI AP 2.81
MO HARTVILLE 2.80
MO LOCKWOOD 2.78
MO STOCKTON 0.2 NW 2.77
KS PITTSBURG 2.76
KS UNIONTOWN 0.7 NW 2.74
KS WALNUT 3 S 2.73
MO OZARK 1.6 SE 2.72
MO SALEM 4.3 S 2.72
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 12.0 NE 2.71
MO NEOSHO 2.69
MO CASSVILLE RS 2.69
MO CARTHAGE 0.8 S 2.67
MO STOCKTON 5.6 S 2.63
MO WHEATLAND 5.0 SE 2.62
MO MANSFIELD 5.4 NNE 2.60
MO HERMITAGE 0.5 ESE 2.59
MO LEBANON 0.6 N 2.54
MO STOCKTON 4.0 ESE 2.54
MO FT LEONARD WOOD 2.53
MO ELDON 2.51
MO MILLER 1 E 2.50
MO MONTAUK SP 2.44
MO LEBANON 2 W 2.37
MO GOLDEN CITY 6 S 2.31
MO LEBANON 2.4 SE 2.28
KS COLUMBUS 2.27
MO LAMAR 2.20
KS FORT SCOTT 8.2 SW 2.20
MO LEBANON 1.3 E 2.16
MO HARTVILLE 0.5 SSE 2.08
KS FT SCOTT 2.06
MO NEVADA 2.3 WNW 2.02
KS FARLINGTON 0.8 NNE 1.99
MO UMBER VIEW HEIGHTS 0.1 WSW 1.99
MO CARTHAGE 3.8 SW 1.97
MO LAURIE 4.2 SSW 1.94
MO JOPLIN 24 N 1.93
MO OZARK BEACH 1.89
MO PLATO 5.7 NE 1.86
KS CHEROKEE 0.3 N 1.84
MO LOWRY CITY 3.8 ESE 1.83
KS HEPLER 4.5 SSE 1.79
KS GIRARD 1.79
MO FLEMINGTON 1.78
MO NEVADA 3.4 NE 1.72
MO MILLER 9.2 WNW 1.71
MO APPLETON CITY 1.66
MO OSCEOLA 0.3 SW 1.66
MO LIBERAL 0.7 SSE 1.65
MO JERICO SPRINGS 3 S 1.65
MO POMONA 2.4 NW 1.64
MO NEVADA WTP 1.63
MO HOUSTON 1.60
KS FORT SCOTT 9.3 NNE 1.56
MO NEVADA 0.2 W 1.55
MO SALEM 14.9 E 1.54
MO GREENFIELD 0.8 SSW 1.53
KS GARLAND 2.7 SW 1.49
MO WHEATLAND 2.7 S 1.49
KS FORT SCOTT 0.6 SW 1.47
KS PITTSBURG 4.9 WSW 1.46
MO SPRINGFIELD 4.8 WSW 1.45
MO ELDORADO SPRINGS 1.39
KS PITTSBURG 0.7 WSW 1.38
MO WHITE CHURCH 1.25
MO EL DORADO SPRINGS 0.6 NNW 1.19
KS FORT SCOTT 3.7 ENE 1.17
KS MCCUNE 1.6 NW 1.01
MO HAZELGREEN 1 W 0.99
KS GIRARD 3.1 SSW 0.61
MO HORTON 0.55
MO SALEM 5.9 ESE 0.20
MO HARTVILLE 0.9 WSW 0.01